Lifting and chowda!

Another chilly day today.  Okay, it’s way past chilly LOL.  This is the time of year where a 100-year-old house loses some of its charm.  It’s almost like we can see dollar bills getting sucked through the heating vents….

Braved the cold to hit the gym, of course.  Still more people than usual.   Wonder if that will carry over into next week?

  • Chinups:  2 sets of 2
  • Romanian barbell deadlift:  3 sets of 8 at 75 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Barbell bench press:  3 sets of 8 at 55 pounds
  • Seated lat row:  3 sets of 8 at 55 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Reverse lunges with 1 dumbell on shoulder: 3 sets of 8 at 20 pounds
  • Arnold press: 3 sets of 10 with 10 pound dumbbells
  • Horizontal cable woodchops:  3 sets of 8 at 40#

30 second rest between sets again.  Then it was 40 minutes of walking on the treadmill.  I was lame and read a magazine while doing that today.  Unlike Jody, who really challenges herself!

Home to pick up John and off to bagel Wednesday!  There was a bowl of puppy chow at the cafe, so I had some with coffee while waiting for my bagel.  I was starving.

Then the arrival of the breakfast star.

I really have to keep myself from wolfing these down on Wednesdays because of the time it takes from finishing my workout to actually eating is much longer than my normal days.  Hangry!

I noticed my arm is still a little sore from the blood draw on Monday.  I have myself a little bruise!  This tech put the needle up too high, right at the crease in my arm, and then the supervisor had to fiddle with it, so that made the hematoma.

It’s purty, isn’t it?  It didn’t really hurt during, though.

Using up those corporate waffles for lunch!  I made an egg sandwich with laughing cow.

I cooked the egg in the microwave.  I know some of you do this, but those that don’t should try it.  It takes about a minute and the eggs come out nice and puffy.  This is 1 egg and 2 whites.  Don’t overcook or it’s like chewing on rubber bands.

Had a fun snack today:

Honey roasted peanuts and dehydrated mini marshmallows.  Sounds weird, but it fits that sweet/salty thing I so adore.  Of course, multiply this x2.  Guess the sugar monster is still hanging around.

Work has been somewhat slow today.   There are times when I wished that I worked a job where I was paid the same no matter how much work came in, because when there is no work – I don’t get paid! But, there are other perks that make up for it most times.

So it seems about half of you have cruised before.  I really liked the cruise we did 10 years ago because we could do whatever we wanted.  We ate very casually instead of the formal dining, because that just isn’t us.  I am sure it is going to be better with 10 years of technology that has passed, too.  When John and I were having breakfast this morning I was talking about how I was looking forward to running on the ship (there is a track on deck).  I so wished that I took a picture of his face 😀

Speaking of John  – here he is slaving over some clam chowda for dinner!

While I was waiting for soup, I roasted up the last of the brussels:

And then soup was on!

John is a good cook.

Hopefully I will have a longer run tomorrow morning.  I can’t believe it is New Year’s Eve on Thursday!  I need to start thinking about my goals for next year.  Might have something to do with working on my snacking 😉

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16 thoughts on “Lifting and chowda!

  1. Anne K.

    It’s funny–in the midwest, it’s so expensive to keep the house at a decent temp in the winter. But in Arizona, it’s the summer’s that are ridiculously pricey from all that AC! Winters are soooo cheap, cause I pretty much just turn everything off 😉

    Ouch to the arm! Looove the roasted brussels sprouts, though 🙂
    .-= Anne K.´s last blog ..Holiday Highlights =-.

  2. Foodie Girl

    I have a confession to make. Your daily posts about the gym are what have given me that extra boost to get in there myself. Just want to say thanks!

    Oh, and I will be cussing you out too when I am getting hammered by Marlo. lol…
    .-= Foodie Girl´s last blog ..Perfect 10 Challenge =-.

  3. Kimberley

    Keep on pumping that iron!

    Roasted sprouts and chowda…heavenly. I don’t let anyone in my kitchen though, I have a THING about that.

    Poor bruise. I have an awful time with blood and bruises. A couple of years ago I was in emerg for a gallbladder attack and those meanies poked me 23 times. Bruise city! Hope your arm heals fast.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Tragedy and Comedy =-.

  4. Fran

    I love Brussel sprouts, unfortunately the hub doesn’t so I don’t eat it that much.

    I’d wish my hub would cook sometimes but he doesn’t like doing it so I’m the one who always cook and how much I love it every now and then it’s nice if someone else does it for you.

    Have a great New Year’s eve and thank you for your neverending support!

    .-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Thursday December 31th 2009 =-.

  5. Jody - Fit at 52

    OH YES YOU DO CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!!! I could not see myself outside in that weather jogging! Chin ups & more!!!! You go!

    Of course, I love the pics & man, the bagel! I still have a couple of the gingerbread in the freezer! 🙂

    Be careful of the arm.. holy cow!

    Happy New Year! I have a post tomorrow & Monday about me.. I think it will surprise some based on the fact that fitness is easy to me.. life, not so much!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Thank you; A Challenge or Two; Cocoa & Coffee Muffin Recipes =-.

  6. roxie


    Just popping in to wish you a happy new year. I hope it brings many good things your way. Thank you for being such a fitness inspiration. I’m always left in awe of your workouts (and of Pixie!).

    Happy New Year!

    1. Lori Post author

      It is great to have a hubby that cooks well. There have been some ‘interesting’ dishes along the way, though 😀

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